BUTTERFLY EFFECTS (Sommerfugle Effekter)

Butterfly Effects (Sommerfugle Effekter) is as a cross disciplinary artwork, an participatory, immersive and sensory journey. The audience are explorers in an apartment, a long row of rooms with a dreamy twist; they are invited to allow their perception of reality to take new shapes…

“If you have ever wanted to go for a walk in Inger Christensen’s butterfly valley, you have the chance here. In Wunderland’s performance installation, one sees death from the wings of a butterfly, while you are listening, smelling, feeling your way through a labyrinth of strange spaces. Sometimes a magic and fragile Now reveals itself in the meeting with a foreign body in the dark, sometimes the echo of other living creatures is felt – they are gone, but everything in the room seems to whisper about them…. It is a performance that requires attention, courage, trust and precision, both by the guests and performers. It touches the child in one in a way that is not naive, but captivating and deeply disturbing. ”

Review in Peripeti by Thomas Rosendal Nielsen

See the review at http://www.peripeti.dk/2009/06/23/ilt-09/#more-330

Funded by: Kultur Kontakt Nord, Nordisk Kulturfond, Norsk Kulturraad, Nordea Danmark- Fondet, Aarhus Kommunes Kulturudviklingspulje, Kunstrådet, Tuborg Fondet, Den Ingwersenske Fond, Flach-Bundegaards Fond, KODA’s Kollektive Blankbåndsmidler, Sceneprojekt.dk og Entréscenen.

The audience said:

“Amazing, incredibly nice. Never been attending something like this. Got goosebumbs in some rooms. THANK YOU.”

“A DREAM CULT. A seed has been sown.”

“This was magical! Terrific, strange, dreamlike. A wonderful experience.”

“Dear diary. I have become a guest in my own house.”

“A sensory experience completely out of the ordinary. I’m floating. Thank you.”

 

A Nordic art collaboration, that has been sprouting and growing through 2008 and unfolding and blossoming in spring and summer 2009 in Aarhus and in Tromsø and Oslo throughout the autumn in, spreading its seeds…

In June Sommerfugle Effekter was a part of the international theatre festival ILT09 in Århus. www.ilt09.dk

Butterfly Effects was developed further and shown in Tromsø in cooperation with the local artist Maja Bohne Johnsen in september 2009.

In November 2009 the Butterfly took another shape in Oslo in cooperation with Elwin Bradshaw, Elin Høyland and Petter Goldstine.

Participating artists:

Artistic leader: Mette Aakjaer
Artistic consultant: Sarah John(Australia)

Co-creating performers/dancers:

Mette Aakjær (DK)
Cindy Rudel (D)
Nina Matthis (S)

Composer:

Runar Magnusson (Iceland)

Text/lyrics:

Sonja Thomsen (DK)

Guest performer in Oslo: Petter Goldstine (NO)

Guest performer in Tromsø: Maja Bohne Johnsen (NO)

Creative technician: Harald Me Viuff (DK)
Creative technicians assitents: Mads Gensø Gundersen, Carl Jensen (DK)
Visuel designer: Sigrid Astrup (Norway)
Assistants on set design: Kathrine Lund, Ninnie Hansen, Tine Esmarch (Dk)
Viral marketing: Rasmus Geehrtsen (Dk)
Produktion/Administration: Nojazz

 

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